3:20

McGunegill Engine Performance – Muncie, Indiana

 

 

3:19

That will do for us here at Anderson Speedway for today’s coverage, we’ll be right back here tomorrow (Sunday, April 15th) bright and early in the morning with “Trackside Now” coverage starting at 10:00a.m.

Please come back and join us then…. Good Afternoon, from Anderson, Indiana….

 

3:16

Unfortunately, due to the postponement here in Anderson, Indiana, Speed51.com will NOT be at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana Tomorrow, (Sunday, April 15th) for the 2012 Season Openers for the Top Speed Fabication CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and CRA Street Stocks Series in the running of the Cabin Fever 150 due to our commitments here with the ARCA/CRA Super Series.

 

3:12

REVISED Order of Events for Sunday, April 15th

9:00a.m. Open Pit Gates (Park Late Models First)

10:45a.m. Driver’s Meeting – ARCA/CRA Super Series

11:30a.m.-12:15p.m. Practice – ARCA/CRA Super Series

12:15-12:45p.m. Practice – WMDH ThunderCars
G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Oval

1:00p.m. Qualifying – ARCA/CRA Super Series
WMDH ThunderCars
G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Oval

1:58p.m. Invocation & National Anthem

2:00p.m. Heats
WMDH ThunderCar Heats (10 Laps)
G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Oval Heats (10 Laps)

Features
ARCA/CRA Super Series (125 Laps – All Green)
WMDH ThunderCars (25 Laps)
G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Oval (20 Laps)

 

3:09

A decision has been made….

The Anderson 125 Presented by Great Deals Magazine has been POSTPONED until tomorrow (Sunday, April 15th)….

Revised Schedule Coming Soon….

 

2:57

Obviously with the Rain still in the area, the rest of today’s schedule will be revised…. As soon as that Schedule is finalized, we’ll have it posted right here.

 

2:49

Some back-up plans that are in the works, in the case of weather winning out today, includes the possibility of rescheduling for tomorrow afternoon, however, the CRA Late Model Sportsman Series & CRA Street Stocks Series open their 2012 seasons tomorrow afternoon at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana and in turn splitting up some of the CRA staff.

There is also the possibility of rescheduling on another date later in the season providing that Anderson Speedway and ARCA/CRA Super Series Officials can come to an agreement on a suitable date.

 

2:45

The Tentative Plan is to make an Official Call between 4:00-5:00p.m. one way or the other in terms of the rest of today’s scheduled events.

 

2:40

The Drivers Meeting has been put on hold while we wait out the weather. The plan is still the same as before as Anderson Speedway Promoter, Rick Dawson as well as ARCA/CRA Super Series Officials are going to wait out this current cell going through the area. Once the cell has passed, the Drivers Meeting will then take place.

 

2:12

We’ll be back shortly as we’re heading down to the Drivers Meeting, which is scheduled to start at 2:15p.m.

 

2:10

Speed51.com would like to thank McGunegill Engine Performance in Muncie, Indiana, the proud sponsor of this weekend’s “Trackside Now” coverage from Anderson, Indiana as well as tomorrow afternoons coverage from Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana for the Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman & CRA Street Stocks Season Openers.

McGunegill has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. For more on MEP, click here:www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

2:10

McGunegill Engine Performance – Muncie, Indiana

 

 

2:01

Updated and Current Entry List (29 Teams Officially on the Grounds):

0 Joe Beaver
01 Travis Braden (R)
2 Kenny Tweedy
5 Brett Robinson (R)
7 Jason Dietsch
08 Nick Lay
10 Steve Dorer
11 Peter Cozzolino
15 Damon Ecoff
18 Robert Maynor
18H Keith Herp
18L Mark Lambert (R)
18X Billy Leslie
20 Brian Campbell
23 Eddie VanMeter
26 Rick Turner
26P Bubba Pollard
33 Daniel Webster
39 Kenzie Ruston
41 T. J. Reaid
42 Dennis Prunty
47 Jordan Sims
51 Rebecca Kasten
61 Johnny VanDoorn
65 Johnny Jenkins (R)
76 Nate Caruth (R)
81 Terry Fisher Jr.
84 Jay Niewiek
811 Mason Mingus

(R) = 2012 Rookie of the Year Title Contender

 

1:54

The ARCA/CRA Super Series Drivers Meeting is Scheduled for 2:15p.m. Officially there are 29 Teams on the grounds. 28 Justin Alsip and surprisingly former three-time series champion, 72 Scott Hantz are not on the grounds.

 

1:48

Unfortunately this is our current view from the Press Tower here at Anderson Speedway

 

1:48

 

 

1:44

The next event after today’s scheduled race for the ARCA/CRA Super Series is slated for Sunday Afternoon, April 29th at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio as the fast 1/2 (0.500) mile high-banked paved oval located just south of the Michigan / Ohio state line in Toledo, Ohio will host the 7-Up Twin 100s for the ARCA/CRA Super Series as well as the ARCA Gold Cup Outlaw Super Late Models Series, who’ll be running in their 2012 Season Opener.

 

1:41

There are currently 29 Teams on the grounds here in Central Indiana as the rain continues to fall. We are in a holding pattern as Anderson Speedway Promoter, Rick Dawson as well as ARCA/CRA Super Series Officials are looking to wait out this cell currently going through the area.

 

1:33

Also on the schedule for Champion Racing Association, the fourth and final series to open their 2012 racing season will be the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts on Sunday, April 22nd at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana for the Plymouth 100 Presented by JEGS.com.

There are already 28 entries signed up, to view the complete entry list, click on the link provided: www.craracing.net/events/races2012/042212plymouth/42212e.htm

 

1:32

Senoia, Georgia invader, Bubba Pollard is looking to make a rare start up north in the ARCA/CRA Super Series season opener. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:30

The ARCA/CRA Super Series Tech Trailer is open for business. (Speed51.com)

 

 

1:23

Speed51.com will also be on hand tomorrow about two hours northwest of here at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana for the 2012 Season Openers for the Top Speed Fabication CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and CRA Street Stocks Series in the running of the Cabin Fever 150.

“Trackside Now” coverage will begin at 11:30a.m. (Eastern Time)

Tomorrow will be one of the rare opportunities that Speed51.com will be able to feature the CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and CRA Street Stocks Series. Normally we don’t get to see either series until the Winchester 400 Weekend in October, but for this weekend, we’re going to bring you both of their openers tomorrow afternoon and that’ll also be brought to you by McGunegill Engine Performance

 

1:19

The rain has picked up here in Central Indiana so we’re on a holding pattern at the moment. The Speed51.com staff on hand for today’s events are Matt Prieur and Renee Thomas.

 

1:16

Speed51.com would like to thank McGunegill Engine Performance  in Muncie, Indiana, the proud sponsor of this weekend’s “Trackside Now” coverage from Anderson, Indiana.

McGunegill has been a leader in developing high performance, cost effective race engine solutions. The family run business, now owned and operated by DeWaine McGunegill, has led the development of the highly successful Sealed Engine program for Super Late Models in the last nine years. For more on MEP, click here:www.mcgunegillengines.com

 

1:13

McGunegill Engine Performance – Muncie, Indiana

 

 

1:09

26 of the entries took part in an open test session yesterday afternoon and although no transponders were on any of the machines, Noblesville, Indiana veteran, Joe Beaver, a former three-time CRA Street Stocks Series Champion with a ton of laps around the 1/4 (0.250) mile high-banked paved oval here in Central Indiana.

Beaver’s Unofficial quick lap was a 12.340

The ARCA/CRA Super Series Track Record was set back on August 9th, 2008 when Jeff Lane turned in a 11.922.

 

1:05

The Entry List for this event is at 31 teams:

# Driver Hometown Sponsor Car Make
0 Joe Beaver Noblesville, IN Tim’s Heating & Cooling/Ellis Race Cars/Modern Trailer Sales Chevrolet
01 Travis Braden ® Wheeling, WV A-1 Towing/Ad Baker Homes/Stoney Hollow Tire Chevrolet
2 Kenny Tweedy Greenfield, IN Muller Sales & Service Chevrolet
5 Brett Robinson ® New Albany, IN DCI General Contractors/MEP Chevrolet
7 Jason Dietsch Edgerton, OH Widow Wax/Jason Dietsch Sales /United Trailer Ford
08 Nick Lay Cicero, IN Perfect Wireless/Andy Ponstein Racing Toyota
10 Steve Dorer Lakeland, FL Racecar Engineering/Checkered Flag Graphics/FLF Chassis Chevrolet
11 Peter Cozzolino Avon, IN McDonald’s/A&A Manufacturing Ford
15 Damon Ecoff Greenfield, IN PGG Enterprises/Ecoff Motorsports Chevrolet
18 Robert Maynor Hartland, WI HM Product Solutions, Ltd./MCI Consulting Chevrolet
18H Keith Herp Caledonia, MI HRE Racing Chevrolet
18L Mark Lambert ® Noblesville, IN Collison Cure/NAPA/CarX Chevrolet
18x Billy Leslie Clay, MI Leslie Tire Service Chevrolet
20 Brian Campbell Wyoming, MI Allstar Performance/Sonic Racing Clutches/Penske Shocks Ford
23 Eddie Van Meter Indianapolis, IN EDCO Welding Chevrolet
26 Rick Turner Yorktown, IN Great Deals /McGunegill Engine Perf. Ford
26P Bubba Pollard Senoia, GA Atlanta Thrifty Nickel/Racing Radios/MEP Chevrolet
28 Justin Alsip Germantown, OH Charlies A1 Auto/PPG/Mug n Brush/Valley View Chiropratic Clinic Chevrolet
33 Daniel Webster Brookville, FL Webster Race Cars Chevrolet
39 Kenzie Ruston Mooresville, NC Mitch Smith Auto Service/Memark Pipe & Supply Toyota
41 T.J. Reaid Acworth, GA Bill Elliott Racing Ford
42 Dennis Prunty Knowles, WI DDP Motorsports Chevrolet
47 Jordan Sims Sault Ste. Marie, ONT Sims Custom Countertops Chevrolet
51 Becca Kasten Mequon, WI Scion Dental/Speed 51.com/RacingElectronics/MAC Tools Chevrolet
72 Scott Hantz Angola, IN TBA Chevrolet
76 Nate Caruth ® Ames, IA Brella Sports Group/Caruth Construction/Carroll Construction Supply Ford
61 Johnny VanDoorn Coopersville, MI JEGS/Magic Transportation/MEP Chevrolet
65 Johnny Jenkins ® Lancaster, OH Jenkins Performance.com/Travco Construction Chevrolet
81 Terry Fisher Jr. Ossian, IN Bailey Trucking/Jim Ingledue Construction/Spray Power Chevrolet
84 Jay Niewiek Cutlerville, MI T.A.A.G./Cordes Inc./National Guard Ford
811 Mason Mingus Brentwood, TN Call Before You Dig 811/Diamond Equipment Chevrolet

 

1:01

Right now the skies are overcast and it is sprinkling at the moment. Fortunately we’re about 2 hours away from any on track action, so hopefully the potentially threatening weather in the area will subside soon.

 

1:00

Order of Events for Saturday, April 14th

12:00 Open Pit Gates (Park Late Models First)

2:15 Driver’s Meeting – ARCA/CRA Super Series

3:00 Practice – ARCA/CRA Super Series

4:00 Practice – WMDH ThunderCars
G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Oval

5:15 Qualify – ARCA/CRA Super Series
WMDH ThunderCars
G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Oval

6:20 Driver’s Meeting – Anderson Divisions
6:58 Invocation & National Anthem

7:00 Heats
WMDH ThunderCar Heats (10 Laps)
G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Oval Heats (10 Laps)

Features
ARCA/CRA Super Series (125 Laps – All Green)
WMDH ThunderCars (25 Laps)
G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Oval (20 Laps)

 

12:57

Good afternoon and welcome to Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana for the 2012 Season Opener for the ARCA/CRA Super Series; The Anderson 125 Presented by Great Deals Magazine.

 

12:56

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Trackside Now – 04/14/12 – Anderson 125 – Anderson Speedway (IN)